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"She swings the bat really well and is fearless."

— MLB Director of International Game Devleopment Mike McClellan on French shortstop Melissa Mayeux, who could become the first woman to sign with an MLB team.



Homers the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw has allowed in 15 starts in 2015 after allowing nine total in '14.


Runs scored by the Phillies in their past two games, entering Tuesday. In their past 10 they scored 19.

15, 30

Home run and RBI total for Albert Pujols in his past 24 games, which is his best stretch ever.

Hitting the pine

Freddie Freeman

1B, Atlanta

The 25-year-old hit the 15-day DL due to a bruised right wrist. An MRI did not reveal a more serious injury. "Just a contusion," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Hopefully, we get him back sooner than later." The two-time All-Star played in at least 147 games in each of his past four seasons and all 162 in 2014.